Grits’ failed wind energy to face tough test in 2018

Wynne2Jim Merriam, London Free Press
You have to wonder how bad the Ontario Liberal party’s internal polls are to force the government to fold on its signature green energy policies.

Published polls show both Premier Kathleen Wynne and party have found a basement under rock bottom and it’s likely private polls show the same or worse.

The fact wind factories were destroying communities and tearing families apart in rural Ontario meant nothing at Queen’s Park.

Likewise, the Grits ignored endless pleas and protests from municipal leaders and wind opponents. They dismissed as meaningless complaints about wind turbines driving families from their homes.

Even the mounting evidence giant turbines are contaminating nearby wells didn’t move Wynne and company.

Plus, the Liberals were experts at ignoring the media, who repeatedly pointed out green energy problems that were leading Ontario into power poverty, particularly in rural areas.

As the old joke about always being ignored until you pass gas in an elevator goes, it only took one Scarborough byelection loss to change the landscape. Read article

5 thoughts on “Grits’ failed wind energy to face tough test in 2018

    • Yes, thank him for that! He deserves credit!

      One of the most egregious statements Premier Wynne has ever made was to the effect that people get used to industrial wind turbines that have been sited too close to their homes. She might have this impression because people feel forced to leave their homes and once they’re safe, they get absorbed in their lives and don’t look back to help those who cannot leave. People also succumb to depression as a result of an overwhelming sense of powerlessness to get through to those who are responsible for the damage they’re experiencing. This is a dangerous state to fall into. At the end of Dr. Sarah Laurie’s extensive list of symptoms that are commonly experienced, which are on the Waubra Foundation site, she makes the statement very clearly that people do not get used to the adverse health effects of industrial wind turbines.

      • “People also succumb to depression as a result of an overwhelming sense of powerlessness to get through to those who are responsible for the damage they’re experiencing. This is a dangerous state to fall into.”

        Huron County is the first in Ontario to announce that they are investigating, by their authority under the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act, to determine whether a health hazard exists or does not exist, caused by the industrial wind energy projects in that community…

  1. Drop him a note to say thanks. Journalists need to know we’re appreciative of their efforts on our behalf in getting the word out – and currently the general public seems to be listening too!
    Thanks, Jim!
    jmerriam@bmts.com

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